artist therapy

please post your art works on this group,it could be poems,writing or paintings,please share your talent with others,lets create a group of peoples creative works namo amida bu

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Comment by Nimisha on January 2, 2013 at 17:19

Hello! I'm new to Tariki, and will probably post my poems, paintings here to share. 

Comment by Gina Howard on January 2, 2013 at 19:20

Hello Nimisha, so good to see you here. I am spurred on to share some of my creative expressions. Recently I have been involved along with a retired art teacher in setting up a group of folk getting together to "have a go" at different expressions.

I have spent years painting portraits of people and pets to help support the family but am exploring this much more free expressive form of mark making without the need to feel I must perform to certain standards or expectations.

Many of the people in our group have been sadly restricted in their creative expressions from childhood and are now ready to "break out" and like me are experimenting with all sorts of ideas and mediums.

It is truly therapeutic and so many of us feel so much less constrained and judgmental with our own and others' creative expressions.

I look forward to seeing some of your work.

Above is the web page I set up to show some of the work the group have been doing.

Comment by Nimisha on January 2, 2013 at 19:30

Hi Andrea! We are following each other :) It is so nice to be here! My first day on Tariki and I'm loving the camaraderie. 

Hi Gina, I paint for pleasure (at the moment!) and find that when friends try to commission a painting from me, i get very stuck and hit a mind-block almost immediately. I have never been able to paint on demand, or to timelines! I love creativity - i attempt poems as well, or at least did, in my youth which i will share with you all. I love the idea of free- spirited expression. I will visit the website and am very excited to see whats out there already. 

Comment by Nimisha on January 3, 2013 at 21:14

Hi Gina, here is some of my stuff...posting these here makes me want to go back downstairs and throw some more paint onto canvas :)...loved the website! great pics!

Comment by foto-SH on January 5, 2013 at 9:02

oh .. Nim ... its so beautiful .. I love the red .. more soon .. I found some friends I do paint in a special rythym .. I m glad that we both know us so long but gete closer by sharing things here .. have a good weekend .. I m going on a party soon ..

Comment by Gina Howard on January 5, 2013 at 11:05

Wow Nimisha these are amazing. The flow of colour and shapes, they are exciting images. Thank you so much for sharing these. I can see why you want to throw more paint on canvas you have a real talent. I have posted some of my work in the photo section under the album Creative Expressions but how you have posted here is such a great idea because it makes it available in this area and doesn't get lost amongst a whole bunch of other photos. Such a good idea. I will give it a go myself. Hope to see more of your work.

I am interested in exploring and experimenting with all sorts of mediums and techniques which is so freeing and fun. It has helped me to loosen up physically and mentally about art in general and in life. So different from my usual portraiture which is precise and detailed which reflects my other way of being. It has just dawned on me that it seems I can now be open or tight depending on what the moment needs, its great to be able to move from one to the other and that is really therapeutic for me.

Comment by coleen carpenter on January 6, 2013 at 17:38

Hey Gina - I wasn't allowed to do art at school because they wanted me to do languages and science. So I don't even have basic skills, but I'd like to just play here if i may? I love the pictures on your website.

My partner bought me a paint box and a sketch book on Tuesday and i've been making a lovely mess in it.

I've been playing with textiles for a few years - i like textures and bright colours. Again, it's not skilful stuff - but really good fun and very therapeutic. This is about the only drawing i've done since adult - i did it when i was in hospital and too weak to do anything else.

Comment by Gina Howard on January 6, 2013 at 20:51

Wow this is just great Coleen.What a lovely image and so fresh.

The bigger the mess in the paint box the better. I do much of my work on 1000gram wall lining paper, really cheap and can go very large.

I use childrens' ready mixed gouche paint straight from the bottle or cheap acrylics again straight from the tube and start squirting, brushing, rollering, getting my fingers in, sponging, scraping and just about anything I can think of. With such cheap materials I don't get precious about the work or the results which really helps me to loosen up. Have fun.

Likewise I didn't do art at school or college, my parents didn't think I could earn my living with art. But creativity will out when given the opportunity and its only recently that another side of creativity has emerged.

Hope to see more of your work.

Comment by Nimisha on January 8, 2013 at 22:32

I love the art on show here......I too never did Art at school. I never thought I was good enough...but it helped me relax, and it was therapy during a very tough period, and so i continued doing it for fun....I am only now starting to contemplate mixed media Gina, and look forward to relaxing about my work instead of being too measured and controlled. It is time for me to have some fun ! 

Comment by Gina Howard on January 9, 2013 at 12:46

Hello Nimisha, Did this a short while back. Its really big done on the lining paper with layers of ready mixed poster paints (gouache) and then scrapped with various palette knives. When doing it I felt a real sense of freedom and movement. And the result is just fine.

Enjoy having fun. Gina x

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